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11-10-2014 11:52 AM
LucJoe
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Originally Posted by 2010_SES View Post
It's a service bulletin. They recognize there is a problem with either design or assembly. Print out the bulletin off the OP and take it to them. They should cover it free.
My car is at the dealership right now having the front sway bar links replaced, cost will be ~$200. Car has about 55k on it, out of warranty.

Do you guys really think they should cover this for free?

Thanks.
10-31-2014 03:44 PM
eotsis1 I guess I'm late to the party.
I'd been having this 'clunk' for some time now but put it on the back burner since riding my motorcycle most of the year. After noticing that one of my tires had some cupping, figured it might be a good idea to replace the front struts. Did that but still had the 'clunk' and usually just noticeable when backing out of the drive or just starting to drive first thing in the morning. Not that noticeable after I got moving.
I took the time one day to remove the driver side LCA and couldn't find anything loose. Kept riding the motorcycle til recently.
While I was considering replacing the lower control arms, decided to start cheap and replace the sway bar end links. Voila, clunk is gone. The Fomoco units still don't seem bad but they are very light weight compared to the MOOG 'problem solver' units. Seemed a bit pricey too at $33/ea. but, problem solved.
Then I saw this thread. DOH
07-08-2014 08:41 PM
dbikerider1@gmail
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I had a lot of noise from the front right after I replaced the strut due to a leak. Sounds bad. Now that it's summer, I do not hear anymore clunking clacking noise. Now the ride feels soft. When loaded the rear wheels appear to toe in on the top of the wheel... I'm thinking a total strut & shock replacement. Any comments? I'm at 75,000 mi.
04-10-2014 02:48 PM
pinmonkey001 I just bought my car used from a dealership. I had a 30 day warrantee on it so I'm taking it back this weekend to see if this is covered and if this Bulletin will still be in effect on this car. The car has less than 43,000 miles on it so I'm not sure if the front suspension pieces were ever changed or not.
08-28-2013 06:11 PM
Odin Hey I just joined this site and came to this section to see about rotors but I saw this thread. This sounds exactly like what my car does. It also creaks when I release the brake pressure. Now I am a complete no knowledge automotive student of 2 weeks. I have 2 weeks worth of knowledge basically. How much and where would I take my car to fix this? 2008 ford focus se coupe, I am not under warranty I don't think.
07-29-2013 10:31 AM
StacieAS Would the service bulletin still be in affect now even though it came out a while ago? My car has been doing this, but just now figured out what the problem is.
04-23-2013 10:14 AM
12pohlmrob Wow that really explains why my 2010 focus has always been popping! Thanks!
03-24-2013 07:09 PM
Matt89 My car has this too, does it need to be taken care of or is it fine?
01-22-2013 09:36 PM
jiggy I bought a 2009 FF coupe SES in Feb.2009 I only have 12,000 miles but for a while now It feels like the front wheels are going to fall off.

I haven't been on here since the purchase but came to look around and I'm glad I did. My car definitely has this symptom...Thanks

What's the warranty 36,000 or five years on this ??
11-28-2012 04:53 PM
jgentes I'm not sure how to really tell other then getting them swapped out. I saw a TSB for the Focus that talked about the control arms as being one of the possible culprits. It was for me, and I didn't know until I changed them. I also have done my shocks and struts, but the noise you are talking about in my case was the control arms.
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